(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad today named University of Iowa student Hannah Walsh as the student member to the state Board of Regents.
Walsh, 20, is from Spirit Lake and majoring in Political Science. She has served as a page in the Iowa Senate and serves as the co-chair of the University of Iowa Governmental Relations Committee.
“Hannah is an outstanding student leader, and I am excited to see what she accomplishes in working with the Board of Regents,” said Branstad. “It is important for students to have an effective advocate who understands their concerns, and Hannah will be an effective leader for students at all three state universities.”
Walsh’s term begins today. She will serve until April 30, 2015. Her term is subject to Senate confirmation. Walsh is filling the rest of Greta Johnson’s term, who is no longer a student at a Regent university.
“Hannah Walsh has demonstrated her passion through her involvement with numerous activities at the University of Iowa,” said Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds. “She will bring fresh ideas and a new outlook to the board.”